Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
 Where is the Middle East?
World Health Organization, 1948

Since 1948, WHO member states have been organized into six regions. Instead of "Middle East," WHO uses the designation "Eastern Mediterranean." As originally delimited, this region consisted of the countries listed above.

Source: Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions of the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board, Volume 1, 1948-1972 (Geneva: WHO, 1973), 315-318.

"Eastern Mediterranean"
Aden
British and French Somaliland
Cyprus
Dodecanese Islands
Egypt
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Greece
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Pakistan
Palestine
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Transjordan
Tripolitania
Turkey
Yemen
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